Starkville aldermen on Tuesday unanimously promoted Deputy City Clerk Lesa Hardin to the department's lead position.
KiOR's biofuels plant in Columbus will likely be up and running again in April, according to CEO Fred Cannon. The Texas-based alternative fuel company's 500-ton per day facility on The Island has been shut down since the beginning of January for maintenance, Cannon said.
Starting this month downtown Columbus businesses are staying open until 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month.
Columbus councilmen on Tuesday terminated the employment of office support clerk Katrina Porter, one week after she and her husband were arrested and charged with one count each of fraudulent use of an ID.
A steering committee for the tri-county economic development engine established in 2012 as the Golden Triangle Development LINK has recommended making that entity permanent.
The Columbus Lowndes Chamber of Commerce will be up and running on its own by October. The announcement came Tuesday during a Golden Triangle Development LINK press conference.
Aldermen appointed Frank Nichols, a 22-year veteran of Starkville Police Department, as the city's police chief with a 6-1 vote Tuesday. Nichols takes over immediately, replacing Interim Chief John Outlaw, who is expected to re-enter retirement.
State lawmakers removed all language specifically appointing Starkville School District Superintendent Lewis Holloway as the county school district's conservator on July 1 with new legislation this week.
The Clay Sheriff's Department is looking for a missing couple.
An Alabama man has pleaded guilty to conspiring to rob banks in Gautier and Biloxi in 2008.
The City of Vernon on Monday established an ordinance that sets parameters for police officers conducting vehicle pursuits through city limits. The ordinance is the first of its kind on the books.
The Spring Tupelo Furniture Market opens Thursday with organizer saying that preregistration numbers up nearly 30 percent and available space is 99 percent filled. The biannual furniture industry trade show ends Sunday.
Gulfport police and federal drug agents say they seized high-grade marijuana and spice believed to be sold from Martin's Grocery.
Parallel bills in the Mississippi House and Senate would give more than $6,000 a year in state money to the parent of any special education student who wanted to withdraw their child from their local public school district.
Mississippi lawmakers are considering banning abortion after 20 weeks' gestation, halfway through a normal full-term pregnancy of 40 weeks.
Heroin recovered at Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman's apartment after he was found there dead with a syringe in his arm has tested negative for the powerful additive fentanyl, a police official said Tuesday.
Several million American workers will cut back their hours on the job or leave the nation's workforce entirely because of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, congressional analysts said Tuesday, adding fresh fuel to the political fight over "Obamacare."
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